Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership – Yesterday, Today and Beyond

THE HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT FOUNDATION HAS SUPPORTED THE HARRIS HEALTH SYSTEM NURSING PROGRAM FOR FOURTEEN YEARS THROUGH THE SILVER TEA. 

In 2001, the HCHD Foundation hosted its first Silver Tea event in support of nursing retention. The goal was to generate private funds for retention initiatives as well as educate the community on the outstanding and dedicated nursing staff at the Harris Health System. In 2008, the HCHD Foundation, in partnership with Harris Health System administration, developed the Nursing Leadership Fund to support nursing awards recognizing professional growth and development and to highlight excellence in clinical practice.

Annually, special recognition and monetary incentives are awarded to outstanding nurses who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of clinical competence, professional advancement, and community outreach. Recipients of this special recognition are nominated by their peers and reviewed by a panel of nurse administrators. In addition, the Nursing Leadership Fund (Fund) encourages nursing professionals to participate in nursing research initiatives that are then presented at local and national conferences, highlighting Harris Health’s high level of excellence. The Fund also has a work-school component. The work-school program is designed to provide funding for nursing personnel to further their education and training. Reimbursement for additional fees and book expenses is available to those who qualify. The Fund results in better trained nursing professionals and an excellence in clinical practices, thereby changing the lives of our patients.  

Fourteen years later, Harris Health System nurses continue work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record patient symptoms, reactions and progress. Harris Health nurses collaborate with physicians in the performance of treatments and examinations, the administration of medications, and the provision of direct patient care in all aspects of nursing. 

2017 HARRIS HEALTH NURSING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Direct and indirect activities supported by the HCHD Foundation

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BOOKS/FEES PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED NURSING EDUCATION

STUDENTS

  • 12 Participants
  • 2 Graduated (RN-BSN programs)
  • Costs = $5952.92

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

NURSE-LED RESEARCH STUDIES 
Completed: 4

  • ROAM-10-238 Chacko, M., Barriault, D., Bautista, L., Chagolla, J., Kirksey, K., Lincoln, M., & Suico, R. (2017). Delphi Study to Determine Nursing Research Priorities. Delphi technique. Dissemination activities in process.
  • ROAM-10-219 Pickney, E. (2017). Servant leadership and registered nurse job satisfaction in acute and non-acute health care settings. Correlational design. Dissemination activities in process.
  • ROAM-10-200 Waters, P., George, S., Kirksey, K., Liong, A., Lundeen, S., & Moore, L. (2017). Registered nurses’ perceptions of using a shared decision model to make practice and professional role decisions. Descriptive, qualitative design. Dissemination activities in process.
  • ROAM-10-217 Williams, M., Stangeland, P., et al. Texas Medical Center Institutional Falls Prevention Study. (2017). Multi-group, repeated measures design. Dissemination activities in process.

Pending IRB Approval/Ongoing: 4

  • ROAM-10-229 Bautista, L., & members of the Ben Taub/Quentin Mease INSPIRE Team. Registered nurses’ perceptions of factors that impact nurse retention. Descriptive, qualitative design.
  • ROAM-10-199 Kirksey, K., & members of the ACS, Ben Taub/Quentin Mease & LBJ INSPIRE Teams. Multi-generational variances in value congruence, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and registered nurses’ intent to leave. Correlational design.
  • ROAM-10-235 Lundeen, S., HoSang, D., Gafford, C., Kerbow, K., & Roberts-Jackson, T. Nursing Incivility Study. Survey design.

NURSE-DRIVEN SCHOLARLY DISSEMINATION: 8

Poster Presentations: 20

  • Daniel, S., Suico, R., Gomes, C., & Joseph, S. (2017). Patient-centered Care: Implementation of the Discharge Readiness Transition Pathway. American Case Management Association National Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Daniel, S., Suico, R., Gomes, C., & Joseph, S. (2017). Patient-centered Care: Implementation of the Discharge Readiness Transition Pathway. INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • D’Souza, M., & Carter, T. (2017). Interprofessional Collaboration to Enhance a Hospital-based Breastfeeding Program. EMPower Learning Collaborative Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
  • Earley, R., Butler, C., & Martelino, V. (2017). The Four Cs of Code Integration: Clinical Simulation, Communication, Confidence, Cohesion. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Denver, CO.
  • Poest, K., Herzik, A., Limb, L., & Quintana, J. (2017). Watch and learn: Use of an audio-visual aid to improve visitor hand hygiene. Harris Health System INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Rico, S., Fisher, K., Russell, R., & Solis, M. (2017). Improving peri-operative efficiency. Harris Health System INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Lustgarten, J., Estrada-T-Martin, R., Kao, L., Morales, A., Wright, A., & Brown, T. (2017). Enteral Nutrition Order Set to Ensure Optimal Nutrient Delivery. Harris Health System INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • McGlory, G., Scott, D., Munoz, A., Bustamante, M., & Kirksey, K. (2017). Interprofessional Collaboration to Optimize Intrathecal Chemotherapy Administration. Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention. Indianapolis, IN, USA.
  • McGlory, G., Scott, D., Munoz, A., Bustamante, M., & Kirksey, K. (2017). Interprofessional Collaboration to Optimize Intrathecal Chemotherapy Administration. INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Padilla, M. (2017). People and Service: Improving the Patient Experience through an Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Approach. Texas Hospital Association Conference. Dallas, TX.
  • Kohler, A., Agtual, M., Mathew, A., Natividad, J., & Nolledo, E. (2017). An Interprofessional Approach to Hypothermia Prevention in the Perioperative Setting. Harris Health System INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Kohler, A., Agtual, M., Mathew, A., Natividad, J., & Nolledo, E. (2017). An Interprofessional Approach to Hypothermia Prevention in the Perioperative Setting. 35th ASPAN National Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hall, G., Mora, S., Garza, R., Hixson, L., Roszak, A., Mejia, Y., Marshall, D., Smith, T., Bautista, E., Alabbasi, Z., & Todd, S.J. (2017). Validation of Crude Trauma Complication Rates in Preparation for TQIP Participation. ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Program.
  • Hall, G., Crocker, R., Curran, S., & Garza, R. (2017). Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council Focus on Trauma Registry Data in Preparation for Multi-Institutional Risk Adjusted Trauma Registry Collaborative Benchmarking Initiatives. ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Program. Houston, TX.
  • Hall, G., Wilson, C., Garza, R., Suliburk, J., & Todd, S.R. (2017). Optimizing Trauma Performance Improvement and Patient Safety via the Cloud. ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Program. Houston, TX.
  • Kirksey, K., Indefenso Bautista, L., Laly Chacko, M., Lincoln, M., & Suico, R. (2017). Workforce Development to Integrate Nurse-Driven Clinical Inquiry. INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • George, S., Ramos, J., & Rahmatinick, S. (2017). Commit to Sit to Improve Nurse Communication. National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition. American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Houston, TX.
  • Earley, R., Butler, C., & Martelino, V. (2017). The Four Cs of Code Integration: Clinical Simulation, Communication, Confidence, Cohesion. INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Corless, I., Hoyt, A., Tyer-Viola., L., Sefcik, E., Kemppainen, J., Holzemer, W.,…Kirksey, K., et al. (2017). Promoting adherence to antiretroviral therapies (ART): A challenge for clinicians. International AIDS Conference. Durban, South Africa.
  • Curtis, D. (2017). Job Satisfaction and its Relationship to Retention among Nurses Practitioners in Texas. American Sentinel University.

Podium Presentations: 7

  • Adams, B., Nibert, A., & Padilla, M. (2017). Bridging the Chasm: Academia, Practice, Scholarship. INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Kirksey, K., Indefenso Bautista, L., Laly Chacko, M., Lincoln, M., & Suico, R. (2017). Workforce Development to Integrate Nurse-Driven Clinical Inquiry. Sigma Theta Tau International. Indianapolis, IN, USA.
  • Land, S. (2017). The Time is Now: The Move to Transformational Leadership. AORN of Greater Houston Leadership Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Lundeen, S., Eppes, C., Bland, M., Darden, L. Rhodes, M., Preston, D., & Smith-Bivens, L. (2017). Answering the Call for Improved Maternal Safety. Sigma Theta Tau International. Indianapolis, IN, USA.
  • Lundeen, S., Rhodes, M., Sperber, A., & DeJuan, M. (2017). Calling all Nurses! Engage to Improve Maternal Outcomes. Kaleidoscope Conference. Galveston, TX.
  • Lynch, B. (2017). Is Your Work Environment Healthy? Multi-generational and Multi-cultural Perspectives. INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.
  • Sperber, A., Bochus-Gawronska, A., & Lundeen, S. (2017). Influencing Clinical Outcomes: Inspiring and Exposing Nurses to the Indispensable World of Evidence-based Practice. INSPIRE Nursing Symposium. Houston, TX.

Peer-reviewed Publications – 2

 

REIMBURSEMENT FOR SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES 

PAVILLIONS/
SERVICE

# CONFERENCE
POSTER PRESENTATION 

 2016 Amount Reimbursed
Ben Taub Hospital    
Cardiology Services 3  $1,450
Trauma/Critical Care Services 2  $900
GRAND TOTAL 5  $2,350
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Leadership Academy
    • 7 participants from attended the educational program in 2017
      • Matt Reeder
      • Amy Kimes
      • Lori Timmons
      • Manikandan Padmanabhan
      • Michelle Huffman
      • Theresa Wilson
      • Yolanda Farias-Ruiz
    • Total costs for registration, airline, transportation, hotel, parking, meals, and fees = $19,423.67

Sources of Information:  Lourie Moore, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Administrative Director of Nursing Knowledge Management, Kathy Emmite, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing Education, and Kenn Kirksey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN.

 

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